Avalanche: Summit

Location: Summit NE Aspect mid-elevation

Route & General Observations

Went to check out stability and PWL. ~ 3cm new over supportable 8cm thick MF crust at 1600′ becoming just supportable 1.5cm even on northerlies 2200′ – 2700′. southerlies had turned to corn under 2 hrs of sun by 4pm. Observed WL on southerlies nearby and while traveling through both Passes & along T. Arm


Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type Wet Loose SnowAspect South
Elevation 3000ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Run 200ft  
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Observer Comments

isolated wet loose on southerlies. previous wind loading of slopes near test slope

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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clear to few clouds became scattered by Noon then clearing by 3-4pm. 3cm new ; mid-20*s F, calm becoming light breeze

Snow surface

3cm stellars over MF crust on S-W, 3cm over decreasingly thick wind skin with elevation on northerlies


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